Update Just picked up an Evga 980ti SC+ ACX 2.0+ W/BP for $300! Only a few months old! - New Pics incoming whenever I get time
I do anything and everything with my computer, Play games, Record, Render, Compress, etc, so I went with a I7 vs an I5.
I started out with a FX6300 (OC to 4.5Ghz) which served me very well for a few years, But sold the parts and saved a bit to get a 4790K.
Some of the parts I already had from my old computer from a few years ago which I am re-using because they still work just fine.
Geekbench 3.3.2 32-bit @4.6Ghz
- Single-Core Score4381
- Multi-Core Score16986
850 Evo M.2 SSD In 2nd M.2 Slot - CrystalDiskMark 5.0.2 x64 Score
- 1 Pass 4GiB - Read - Write
- Seq Q32T1 - 549.8 - 500.8
- 4k Q32T1 - 397.1 - 312.4
- Seq - 494.1 - 479.2
- 4k - 38.94 - 144.4
G.Skill Ripjaw X 2x8GB OC @2400 1.55V
Not much to say about the rest of the parts.
Case - Awesome - Silent - Good Airflow - Tinted
CPU - $$$$ (I think I got a Decent one?!) -
Currently Clocked @ 4.6Ghz 1.239v Avg temp <60C and max of 77C Running just 4.0Ghz @ 1.045V never gets to 60C -Room temp normally 76F but sometimes in the 80's because someone turns off the A/C... >.<
CPU Cooler - Fairly easy to Install - Great Temps - Bluelol
Motherboard - Good Price - Works - Turns on fast - Bios is a little confusing with Voltages, but otherwise very easy - Solid so far - Almost never have to use the power button thanks to Wake on Lan
Power Supply = Juice - Reliable - 74 watts Idle (As low as 50 or below when screen turns off) - around 460 watts max load - Far Cry 3 350 watts Ultra - [1 - 3 watts standby or shut off]
SSD - No point in raiding, this is more than you'll ever need. (Unless you edit 4k) or just get a 950Pro From powered off to windows in about 17 seconds
Hard Drives - Holds me :)
Ram - 16GB of Dedotated Wam - Waaaaaaaaaaam2402
Video Card = Amazing so far, Paid $300 for my 280x, and now I paid $300 for a few months old 980ti.
Great Single/Multi core speed, an I5 is more than enough for gaming, but this adds some extra Lama-power for when you need to do those things that you do with your computer.
Only complaint is questionable thermals. (seems to spike 30C if pushed really hard for only a second or two)
Solid Motherboard, lots of options, Great dual bios, very hard to find any cons right now.
I have them running @ 2400 - 1.55v and so far they are very stable. May buy another set very soon. :)
Just picked this guy up for $300, only a few months old, still had the plastic on it, the guy had a few 980ti's and didn't hardly use his computer so I guess he was selling some things, but he said he wanted to upgrade his computer... XD